Silver Sands State Park


Silver Sands State Park 


Starting September 18, 2023, you may experience closure of the main boardwalk at Silver Sands due to construction.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

seagull on Silver Sands beach

Sandy beaches, boardwalks, seashells, and shore birds dominate the attraction to Silver Sands' beaches in Milford.  Over a half mile of shoreline and three quarters of a mile of all-weather boardwalk make this a popular four-season waterfront destination.

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The sandbar (also known as a tombolo) between Silver Sands State Park and Charles Island overwashes twice daily with tidal flooding, which produces dangerous currents and undertow. No one should walk on any portion of the tombolo when it is covered with water. No crossing to the Island is allowed May 1 through September 9 when the island is managed as a Natural Area Preserve for nesting birds.

This property was acquired and/or developed with the assistance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program

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Content last updated September 2023